It’s been a while since we have done played “Name That Fish” so here is a hard one for all you fish experts out there!
Tip: This fish is found in Indonesia.
The answer is Stargazer! via National Geographic
Photograph by Jennifer Jo Stock
Indonesia—Off the east coast of Sulawesi, on the bottom of the Lembeh Strait, the wide-eyed face of a foot-long stargazer emerges through black volcanic sand. These fish, named for the eyes atop their heads, ambush their prey.
Father’s Day has always been a special day to me, even before I was a dad. I didn’t knew my dad very well, but one thing I did know about him was that he was a hell of a fisherman. Throughout the 1970’s he was a skipper for a fishing boat called the Bahari. A lot of big fish were caught on that boat, but this yellowfin tuna was probably the most famous as it stood for a time as a world record.
I have few keepsakes of my dad, but the most prized of all is his old photo album showing off the fish he, his clients and his friends caught long before I was born. I never grow tired of looking through that album and conjuring up Hemingway-esque stories about each fish.
Don’t forget to hug your dad!
Another issue of This is Fly is hot off the virtual press, check it out!
This is Fly Magazine Issue 52 includes a diverse collection of stories from Dave Karczynski, Nicolas Duquerroy, Pierre Lainé, Paris Fleezanis, Gerhard Laubscher and Ryan Hammond of FlyCastaway, Jeff Brennan, Austin Green, Daniel Diez, Josh Gallivan and Dick Cameron. Enjoy the stunning photography from D Bone, Matt Jones, Dave Karczynski and Daniel Diez. D Bone is our featured photographer, Paul Puckett is our featured artist and Vince Wilcox is our featured fly tier.